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Five minutes with . . . Kate Lampard

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 24 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:i6846

The chair of GambleAware talks about the key questions that GPs should ask patients

“Awareness of gambling addiction is not very high. We have been doing a lot of work trying to raise awareness of the problem, but it’s still not as high as we would like it to be.

“A particular concern to me is that GPs may not immediately recognise gambling addiction and [so fail to] point people in the direction of treatment services. We would like to encourage GPs to be more conscious of it, particularly when people present with mental health and addictive …

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